Proposed Rules

The following is a current list of proposed, interim final rules, or final rules related to the regulations AMS is responsible for enforcing. All notices, except for final rules, are open for public comment until the deadline stated within the notice.
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Below is a list of rules currently going through the regulatory process.

Regulation Status Datesort ascending Title
Rulemaking (General) Open for Comment 5/22/2017 Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Organic Regulations Open for Comment 5/10/2017 Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Second Proposed Rule
Organic Regulations Proposed 5/10/2017 Organic Regulations
Organic Regulations Final 5/9/2017 Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices
Rulemaking (General) Final 5/9/2017 2017 Rates Charged for AMS Services
Dairy Marketing Orders Open for Comment 4/26/2017 Proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order; Producer Ballots
Rulemaking (General) Open for Comment 4/26/2017 USDA Farmers Market Application
Plant Variety Protection Act Open Forum 4/11/2017 Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting
Section 8e Open for Comment 4/6/2017 Specified Commodities Imported Into the United States, Exempt From Import Regulations
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 4/6/2017 Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West